Gladie Visitor Center

Learn about the cultural heritage, unique resources and spectacular geology found within the boundaries of the Red River Gorge Geological Area and Clifty Wilderness. Interpretive exhibits provide a glimpse into the past and convey the wild, natural beauty that visitors seek when entering the gorge.

Recreation information is available at the center. Maps and recreation fee passes are available for purchase.

Gladie Visitor Center
3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, KY 40380

The Gladie Visitor Center in the Red River Gorge will reopen on Monday, March 7. The center was closed to visitation during the winter season. 

Maps, trail information, and recreational fee passes are available at the center during business hours from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

Special events and activities are planned for public participation throughout the summer. The first event is scheduled for March 19 to celebrate “World Water Day.” The next event, Building for Bluebirds, is on March 26. Participants of all ages can build a bluebird nesting box to take home. Gladie will host scheduled events through October. All events are free.

View 2016 Gladie Events Schedule (pdf)

Directions: From Interstate 64, take exit 98 to the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway. From the parkway, take exit 33 (Slade) and turn left onto KY 11. To access Gladie through Nada Tunnel, turn left onto KY 15, travel 1.5 miles west and turn right onto KY 77. Follow 77 to KY 715 and turn right. Stay on 715 and follow the signs to Gladie.

To access Gladie past Sky Bridge, turn right onto KY 15 from KY 11. Travel east approximately five miles and turn left onto KY 715. Stay on 715 and you’ll find Gladie after several miles on the left.